Organisations supported by Furley Page

For a law firm established in 1725, Furley Page has professional credentials which are second to none within the sector. But there is another side to Furley Page, our dedicated staff are part of the fabric of business and community life in the areas we serve.

How our lawyers helped the community during Covid-19 restrictions

A community volunteer group was set up by two of our lawyers and was praised for offering a ‘lifeline’ to vulnerable people in Kent during the lockdown. At the start of the lockdown Furley Page volunteers set up Call Companions, a telephone buddy system which offers companionship and support to elderly members of the community who need to self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Seeing an opportunity to offer additional support, the group also started a shopping and prescription collection service.  Volunteers from the group have carried out more than 350 shopping trips to provide vulnerable elderly people in the community with food, medicine and companionship.

Pro-bono commitments

Many of Furley Page’s staff work closely with local charities and non-profit making bodies, some on a pro-bono or a reduced fee basis. Staff at our offices in Canterbury, Chatham and Whitstable give up their spare time to act as trustees or governors of schools, sports associations, museums, church groups and other community-based organisations.

The beneficiaries of this pro-bono support include the Kent Autistic Trust, Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay Citizens Advice Bureau, Canterbury and District Angling Association, Canterbury Consortium of Almshouses, KM Charity Team and Canterbury Food Bank.

Many Furley Page staff are also involved in the Kent Law Clinic, which is a partnership between students, academics and solicitors and barristers in practice. It not only provides a public service for people who need legal advice and representation but cannot afford to pay for it, but it also enhances the education of students in the Kent Law School through direct experience of legal practice.

Members of the team volunteer and run two ReEngage support groups in Herne Bay and Canterbury areas of East Kent.

Sponsorship of business, community groups and charitable fundraising

There is a strong ethos of providing real ‘hands-on’ support for good causes and community projects, at Furley Page with staff participating in fundraising bike rides, fun runs, coffee mornings and more, (when not under Covid-19 restrictions.)

Charities supported by Furley Page through Furley Page Foundation include:

  • Kent Autistic Trust
  • ReEngage
  • Catching Lives
  • Strode Park Foundation
  • The Young Lives Foundation
  • Pilgrims Hospices
  • Medway Street Angels

Hypo Hounds – Furley Page charity of the year 2022

Furley Page staff voted for Hypo Hounds as their charity of the year. Hypo Hounds train dogs to detect and alert people to the dangerous changes their Type 1 Diabetic owner’s blood sugars. By alerting their owners or their families to these changes in blood sugars, Hypo Hounds can help to prevent potentially life-threatening hypoglycaemic attacks. These are known as ‘hypos’ and result from low blood sugar levels.

Diabetic alert dogs can also be trained to detect potential episodes of hyperglycaemia (known as hypers) when blood sugar levels are too high. Hypo Hounds services are focused on children, enabling them to gain independence and freedom. For more information about the charity and to make a donation visit their website: https://hypohounds.co.uk/

The Furley Page Foundation

The Furley Page Foundation is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity number 1163007, which is responsible for managing all social responsibility programmes of Furley Page Solicitors. This includes fundraising for good causes and charities working for the benefit of people in Kent.

The Foundation has a Board of Trustees which is made up of Partners and elected staff representatives. The distribution of grants is decided by the Trustees and every year staff nominate a main charity which is supported by fundraising activities. By making use of our skills and expertise, our staff try to make a difference to the lives of people in our communities.

Sponsorships

Furley Page is a sponsor of Medway Business Awards. We also sponsor the best business law student and most improved business law student of the year at Kent Business School, University of Kent.

Furley Page financially supports The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.  We sponsored the Furley Page Whitstable 10K 2022 race.  Other sponsorships include Taste of Kent Awards and Lunchtime Concert series at the University of Kent.

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